Saturday, July 21, 2018

BONUS Saturday Post!

Okay, Ladies!

A BONUS Saturday post!  :)  WAHOO!

The kiddos and I got back to Texas last night and I did a quick try on session of everything that had arrived from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Sidenote-Tab left mid-week for a football clinic and he turned the A/C upstairs completely off.  Any guesses on how HOT our upstairs was??


I've gotta tell you most of my purchases were WINS!  

Here we go...

This burgundy dress...I love this one!  It comes in three different fall colors and will be cute paired with heels or booties ALL FALL LONG!

Girls!!!  I kind of LOVE this one too!  This ruffled jumpsuit fit great.  It is junior sizing so I sized up because {long torso} but I love the way the medium fit.  If you're long, I'd recommend sizing up.  I think I'll wear this with and without a denim jacket!  I must tell you the back has about a three inch spot that's open so my strapless bra shows.  I'm gonna see if my tailor could add something to cover that up.  If you're someone who can get away without a bra, then no worries!

And I kind of loved this jumpsuit as well.  The ruffled one above I can wear out and about, but this tweed jumpsuit is more dressy {and a little more out of my comfort zone}.  I'll wear this to church and other more formal events.  I need to have it hemmed just a teeny bit.

Talking about being out of my comfort zone...these pants!  I really wish I could make these work, but I think I'm just not trendy enough.  I'd pair them with something shorter waisted {because the pants are a little more high-waist}, but I just don't think they're "me".  I really like the plaid top AND the booties!  {bad pic of the booties and don't mind the semi-naked baby blur}

I'm LOVING this top for the fall!  GREAT fall color, but I sent this pic to a few girls in my family and the majority were NOT fans of my pants.  I'm gonna return these.  #itried

Due to the fact it was crazy hot in my house, I couldn't make myself put on real jeans.  :)  This Free People top I sized down in and when I wear it out, I'll put a cami underneath.  Parts of the top are lace only, so you can definitely see through.

The two gifts sets I purchased...mascara set and glowing skin set.

Don't mind the wrinkles, but this top will be something I grab constantly until it cools off!  The two reviews says it runs large, but I ordered my normal size and I thought it was very true to size.

I also scored this long cardigan and know it'll get all kinds of wear.

I ordered all of the above for Britt, but the coat is way too big and so are the Toms.  Those two are going back, but the others are HITS!  And she LOVES the light up high-tops BIG TIME!
Ebby Lee is stoked about these sneakers.  I mean if you were nine, wouldn't you be?  ha!

I have a few other items in the process of being delivered.  As they make their way in, I'll let you know if I stumble upon any treasures.  ;)

Hope you guys have a great Saturday!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday Favorites

Hi Friends!

This is the time in the summer when I start to panic about doing all the things.  The start of school is quickly's exactly ONE MONTH FROM TODAY.  EEEEEKKKK!!!!  My kids don't read this blog, but if they did we'd have heard a big gasp from the oldest two.  ha!  Not to worry, we still have lots of fun planned for the last four weeks.  Hope you are soaking up the last of your summer as well!

Today, I'm driving the crazies back to Texas after spending time with the family and as always, I'm teaming up with Narci and Andrea to bring you FRIDAY FAVORITES.  It's the day of the week we invite bloggers to join us by sharing their faves.

First up, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now LIVE TO THE PUBLIC.  If you don't have a Nordstrom card and have been waiting anxiously to shop the sale, NOW is your time!  You can shop the entire sale NOW!

Okay, don't mind my post-pool crazy hair, but I wanted to share these shoes with you!  The wedge sneakers are CUTE, you guys!  My big fear was they wouldn't be very comfortable and one thing I know about myself is when I'm getting ready for the day 9/10 times I'm grabbing the shoe that's more comfortable.  These are comfy!  In the fall, I think I could throw a sweater over this outfit and go!  Or I could dress them up with jeans.  Think they'll be a fall FAVORITE!  I know sizing has been super limited for a while, but I'm hoping a restock happens ASAP!

*Oh, and these were not in my original, "What I bought from the Anniversary Sale" post because I made a late-night purchase one night (after my big purchase) while I was searching the site.  Somehow they showed up before all my other goodies.

One more of the shoes (and cute baby feet)...I'm telling you-CUTE!

I didn't plan this road trip well, because everything else has arrived at my house in Texas while we've been in Missouri.  So I can't show anything else today, but I'm hoping to throw a post up this weekend of my hits/misses from the sale.  You can see what I ordered in this post.

I just finished Tell Me Three Things last week.  I'm pretty sure I got this recommendation off some "Must Read List" on Pinterest.  #imasuckerforthose

This is a teen/young adult fiction book (thanks to those darn lists, I don't pay attention to that when ordering!!).  But I was a big fan of this one!  The main character, Jessie, loses her mom and her dad gets re-married moving the family to California.  That'd be tough anyway, but as junior in high school she really struggles with all the changes.  Someone begins anonymously messaging her giving her advice about her new school...who to befriend, best teachers, etc.  Throughout the story, you're guessing about the identify of this secret friend.  The author wraps it all up well at the end. Cute, cute read!

I've gotten lots of messages asking about when I read...I definitely have more time in the summer.  I read the ENTIRE way to Florida and back.  Most evenings I take a bath before bed and that's MY time to read for 20ish minutes before going to bed.  During the school year, I don't knock as many books off my list because I don't have as much down time.

The conversation I had with my FAVORITE five-year-old last weekend-
Bowen:  "Mom, Nixon thinks I have a crush on Shimmer and Shine."
{FYI, Shimmer and Shine are cartoon characters.}
Me:  "Do you?"
Bowen:  "No, Mom!  I'm not even into girls yet."


Did you check out my Tuesday Talk post this week?

I asked for app recommendations for kids and you guys were so sweet to send me some great recommendations.  If you're looking for some new ideas, go read the comments!

You guys I kid you not when I say the humidity gets my I-Phone camera all kinds of whack!  But, I wanted you to see this dress.  I ordered for summer and finally remembered to take a picture for you.  It's a really pretty color and can be dressed up or dressed down for many different occasions.

I think that wraps it up for today, friends!

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, July 19, 2018



We're having a GREAT summer, but my family has moments like this.  Does yours?

We're soaking up our last few minutes of our family trip before driving back to Texas tomorrow.  I promise to be back for Friday Favorites though!  See you then!